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Wilshere linked with Swansea, Newcastle and West Ham 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is a target for three Premier League clubs this summer. The English international has just 12 months on his deal with the Gunners and has yet to have been offered a contract extension.

Wilshere spent last season on loan with AFC Bournemouth, citing the decision to leave due to a lack of opportunities at Arsenal. The playmaker is in a similar predicament this summer and may be considering his offers as a result – not to mention currently recovering from a broken leg. Swansea City, Newcastle United and West Ham United are keen on his signature.

Arsenal and Liverpool keen on Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Diario Madridista, Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the race for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez.

The Gunners are seeking an alternative attacking option should they fail to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar or Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez this summer, while Liverpool are desperate for more depth ahead of their Champions League campaign to come.

Vazquez made 33 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid last season, scoring and creating nine goals. But he only made 12 starts in the top-flight and could be seeking a move to a club that can promise him more playing time. The 26-year-old racked up an impressive 47 appearances under Zinedine Zidane last season but couldn’t dethrone Isco or Gareth Bale in the side.

Mesut Ozil edging closer to a new Arsenal deal 0

Posted on July 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

German midfielder Mesut Ozil is believed to be close to signing a contract renewal with Premier League heavyweights Arsenal.

The World Cup winner has been at the centre of intense speculation earlier this summer with his future at the North London club heavily debated, but Ozil has been encouraged by recent negotiations over an improved deal and is said to be on the verge of an extension.

Mesut Ozil is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal and there were fears he might quit Gunners after a disappointing season for the club, but his recent comments about staying in London have been a sweet music to every fan’s ears.

Arsenal chase German international midfielder 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by David Nugent

According to German publication Sport Bild, Arsenal could be set to make a summer move for Schalke’s highly rated German international midfielder Goretzka. However, they could face stiff competition for the 22-year-old from Bavarian giants Bayern Munich for the midfielder’s signature.

The young midfielder is gaining a big reputation in European football. Schalke are unwilling to sell the midfielder, despite his contract expiring next summer.

The German club did the same with Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac and the defender joined the Gunners on a free transfer this summer. It seems they are prepared to lose another player for nothing next summer and miss out on a significant transfer fee.

16-year-old Joshua Zirkzee to snub Arsenal for Everton 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Feyenoord teenager Joshua Zirkzee is set to join Everton, with Ajax, Manchester United and Arsenal set to miss out. The 16-year-old look nailed on for a move to the Emirates Stadium but Everton edged themselves ahead of Arsenal after manager Ronald Koeman, formerly of Feyenoord and ex-Netherlands defender, convinced Zirkzee to Merseyside.

He won’t break the bank either as his contract with Feyenoord has expired. Everton can reportedly sign Zirkzee for small compensation as they are buying a player from outside Britain. If the deal was purely a domestic move, it would have been a lot more money. The Toffees have been targeting young starts this summer and Zirkzee’s chances of developing into a first-team player are greater.

Arsenal looking to Goretzka to bolster midfield this summer 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sport Bild, Arsenal are interested in signing Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka this summer.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated and has rejected a contract extension which has set a host of clubs on alert. His deal is up at the end of next season, meaning Schalke have a decision to make whether to cash in now or try and tie him down to a new deal, risking him leaving for free next summer.

Everton receive boost in Giroud pursuit with Dortmund to keep Aubameyang 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund look to have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, after announcing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be leaving the club, reports the Express.

Dortmund had only considered a target in attack should the Gabon international have left for a proposed £70m deal but it never happened, meaning Arsenal have one less club to worry about the race for the French ace.

Giroud enjoyed a prolific season for Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring and creating 15 Premier League goals in 11 starts. He would go on to score 28 goals in all competitions for club and country last season but admitted uncertainty over his future as a result of his role at the club.

Arsenal set asking price for Wilshere 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are willing to sell midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer, but only for the right price. The English international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium as a result of a lack of playing time, and West Ham United are reportedly leading the race for his signature.

Wilshere has been rated at £20m by Arsenal but has been subject of a £6.5m bid from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria, which is believed to have been rejected. The playmaker is out of contract next summer so Arsenal will be forced to either sell him or extend his stay.

Arsenal could lose out on Martial after reported Inter interest 0

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial could be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer, but not to Arsenal, according to Sky Italia via Football365. The French international struggled for form last season and looked to be on his way out of the club as a result. Arsenal were heavily linked, but now Inter Milan are the latest side in the race for his signature.

The player’s cousin, who is a journalist based in Paris, said on the rumours: “I can confirm Inter’s interest in Anthony. However, he’s focusing solely on Manchester United. His thoughts are fixated on pre-season with United.” Martial, 21, scored just four Premier League goals in 25 appearances in 2016/17, finding himself out of the matchday squad too often.

Lemar’s picture with Arsenal fan sparks rumours 1

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has intensified the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal this summer, with the Frenchman being snapped with an Arsenal supporter while in Saillon, Switzerland, according to The Sun.

The supporters is believed to have tweeted after the chance meeting with Lemar: “OMG! I met Thomas Lemar in Saillon, Switzerland. He seemed really happy taking photos with me. Definitely Arsenal bound!

“I asked him if he is joining Arsenal, he gave me a smile and walked away. I’m positive he will sign after Monaco’s trip to Switzerland!”



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